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Custom Flags & Banners

We will be happy to custom fabricate any banner or flag for you. Browse through our custom flag gallery to get an idea of the flags we offer.

If you’re interested in purchasing a custom flag, please click here to fill out our requirements form. Please feel free to call us to discuss your needs so we have a better idea of the project.

We show a variety of custom flag applications, and there are many variables in pricing custom flags and custom banners due to the wide selection. Below is some terminology and methods of manufacturing designed to help you determine exactly what product best suits your needs.

TALKING ABOUT FLAGS

Although flags come in many shapes, most commonly they are rectangular. Usually they feature hoists with brass grommets and a heading made of canvas. Most flag makers use a four-needle stitch to reinforce the fly hem. The majority of flags fly horizontally but vertical flags are often used for certain purposes, particularly marketing and promotion.

Common flag sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″, 20″×30″, 2′×3′, 3′×5′, 4′×6′, 5′×8′, 6′×10′ and 8′×12′. If we know your flagpole’s height, we’ll be able to suggest the most appropriate size of flag that will look great and fly well.

Flags you see flying on poles underneath the flag of the United States may be the same size as the American flag or possibly a size or two smaller. (Remember to never fly any kind of flag above the U.S. flag.) Whatever size and shape flag you need, About Flags can make it for you.

A variety of flag styles

Pennants
A pennant is a flag with three points, shaped like an elongated triangle. The hoist typically is finished with grommets. Standard pennant sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″ and 20″×30″.

Burgees
Somewhat like pennant flags, burgees have two points rather than one, with each point forming a V. Burgees are also referred to as “swallowtails.” They normally feature grommets and a stitched heading. Common sizes are 8″×12″, 12″×18″, 16″×24″ and 20″×30″.

Guidons
Guidons are similar to burgees, except they feature a more squared-off shape. They have a V formed by two points at the outside end and can often be seen in use by the military. A common guidon size is 20″×28″.

Banners
Banner flags most often in a rectangular shape and may include a pole pocket at the flag’s top or have a grommet finishing. Banners are flown both vertically and horizontally and can have printing on one or both sides. They’re a favorite at events such as sports matches, trade shows and corporate functions. Banners can be hung from a pole, attached to a wall, affixed to a ceiling line or strung between two posts. Banners are often seen in use as promotional and marketing tools.

Typical sizes of horizontal banners include 3′×5′, 3′×6′, 3′×8′, 3&′times;10′. Vertical banners are commonly sized 3′×2′, 5′×2½′, 8′×3′. Across-the-street banners are often 3′×20′, 3′×25′, 4′×30′. When hung over streets, the street’s width and the wording on the banner will dictate the appropriate size.

Feather Flags
A feather flag, like its name implies, resembles a large feather. They usually feature reverse printing on the back. They are made from polyester or nylon and include a flat, three foot pole pocket, which is closed at the top of the flag. Finishing can include a leather tab, grommets or a self-adhering strip that connects to the pole at the bottom end of the flag.

The most used sizes include 8′×2′, 10′×2′, 12′×2′, 8′×3′, 10′×3′, 12′×3′, 14′×3′. To fly the feather flag, the pole is simply run through a pole pocket and is then placed in a concrete ground sleeve. A wheel-type base or a spike are also sometimes used to stabilize the flag pole. When purchasing feather flags, you can buy pole kits as separate accessories.

Teardrop Banners
A teardrop banner gets its name because of its resemblance to a large teardrop. Made of polyester or nylon, these banners feature reverse-back printing and a hoist with a secure pole pocket. Popular sizes are 72″×21″, 96″×35″, 120″×44″.

When flying, a teardrop banner’s pole is placed over a rugged spike, which has been pounded into the ground. The banner is able to turn a full circle because of the pole’s ball bearing assembly. The pole kit, which is sold separately, comes with a carrying case. Other accessories include a cross base and water weight, which are commonly used for indoor or temporary flying.

Sun Blades
Like with feather flags and teardrop banners, sun blades get their name because they resemble a knife blade. Sometimes called “wave banners,” these flags feature reverse-back printing and are usually made of polyester or nylon. A secure pole pocket is sewn along the hoist. The most typical sizes of sun blades include 97″×24″, 132″×28½″, 155″×28½″. Wave sizes are 84″×21″, 120″×33″, 162″×34″.

To fly the sun blade, its pole is placed over a solid spike in the ground, and ball bearings allow the blade to turn a complete circle. Pole kits are sold as separate accessories and include a handy carrying case. When flying the flag indoors or for temporary periods, a water weight and cross base are available.

Decorative Banners
Most decorative banners are rectangular and are commonly flown in a vertical position. There’s a sewn pole pocket along the top of the banner that fits over a pole that extends at a 90-degree or less angle from a home, office or other structure. Typical sizes are 26″×42″, 34″×44″, 32″×52″, 34″×50″ or 36″×54″.

Letters and graphics on these banners can be applied in such a way that both sides are unique or contain the same message.

Table Covers
Table covers feature a message on one side of their front sections, which are designed to hang over a table. Often made from poly cotton twill or nylon, they come in sizes that fit most standard rectangular display tables – 2½′×6′ and 2½’x 8′.

We do not recommend using double-sided FLAGS for outdoor use because it makes the flag heavy and the flag will not fly well. Instead, we recommend using a single thickness with a reverse back. We will make them either way.

Manufacturing Methods

Appliquéd flags, banners and table covers are typically made of poly cotton twill or nylon. The design is duplicated by hand sewing fabric to fabric, which is called “appliqué.”. This is usually the preferred method of manufacture when one or two pieces are required. This technique gives a rich and elegant appearance which is most appreciated when the product or display is seen close up. This quality and manufacturing method is most often used at tradeshows or on indoor flag sets. The price of appliqué depends on the style and number of letters as well as the complexity of the design. Color choices can be found in our Fabrics section.
Embroidered flags are made for either indoor or parade use. Nothing equals the rich look and feel of embroidered nylon or twill cloth in a satin look. Whatever design you require, it can be hand stitched into a richly embroidered tapestry that you will proudly display as a luxury symbol of your organization.
Digitally Acid Dyed flags give us the ability to print with brilliant colors, high front-to-back penetration, and excellent resolution on our large format digital printers. Digital printing is produced from electronic images that allow four color process designs with shading, gradients, and photographic layouts. While we can make a single print, price breaks are available for larger quantities. You will need to provide Pantone (PMS) colors to assure we match your desired color as closely as possible. Substrates include nylon, polyester knits, Dacron, and vinyl. We can digitally print flags as large as 12′×18′.
Silk-screen, spot color, printed flags, banners and table covers are either acid dyed or surface printed with or without penetration to the backside. This method is often recommended when you require quantities of six or more pieces because the unit cost is frequently more cost effective than appliqué. The price will depend on the number of colors needed; we can usually match Pantone colors (PMS) very closely. Please provide Pantone (PMS) colors to assure we match your desired color as closely as possible. We can print on either nylon or on two-ply polyester.
Silk-screen, spot color, table printed banners are often surface printed on both sides of Sunbrella material, which is a strong fade resistant substrate. This offers a great alternative for light post banners.
Sublimation and ink jet printing is often used on applications that are either one-sided or on flags that need to read correctly on both sides. Double sided flags are two flags sewn back to back, and sometimes need an inter-liner. This method is popular with point of purchase displays; nylon, poly knit and tackle twill are the most popular fabric choices.